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India should be careful about new Pakistan army chief, says ex-Indian army head

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Former Indian Army Chief Bikram Singh, who has worked with new Pakistan Army Chief Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a UN assignment, said India should be “careful” and watchful with regard to his approach. According to Indian media, Gen (retd) Singh described Lt Gen Bajwa as a thorough professional

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Syria says largest rebel area in Aleppo retaken

Nore than 250,000 civilians have been trapped under government siege for months in rebel-held east. ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) – Syrian state media said government forces Saturday captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo, in what would be a major breakthrough in its offensive to retake the entire second city. Masaken Hanano was the first district

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At least 8 killed as car bomb hits Mogadishu market

MOGADISHU (AFP) – A car bomb exploded near a busy market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killing at least eight people, police said, as medical sources warned the toll could be far higher. “We have counted about eight civilians so far who were killed in the blast and more than 10 others wounded but

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Trump calls state election recount a ´scam´

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not “challenged and abused.” The recount, which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received a minute fraction of the total vote, flew in the face of an

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history

HAVANA (AFP) – Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States. The former Cuban president, who died aged 90 on Friday, said he would never retire from politics. But emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006

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Syria army advances in rebel-held east Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syrian army units advanced in Aleppo on Friday and pounded rebel-held eastern neighbourhoods with air strikes and shelling, causing new deaths among besieged civilians and adding to their despair. The US military, meanwhile, announced its first combat loss in Syria, saying a service member had been killed by a bomb during an

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Narendra Modi threatens to stop water supply for Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has threatened to cut off Pakistan’s water supply. “The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan… The government will do everything to provide enough water to our farmers,” the Indian PM

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Media faces complete censorship in IHK, Says speakers of a seminar in Brussels

BRUSSELS(Sarzameen News) –  Speakers of a seminar in Brussels called the international media to give proper coverage to Kashmir dispute especially human rights issues in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). Seminar was organized by European Youth for Human Rights at European Press Club in Brussels. Kashmiri Expert on legal affairs Ms Shamila Mahmood and Pakistani PhD

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UN chief gives peace call to India, Pakistan as situation at LoC deteriorates

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – UNITED NATIONS, November 25 (NNI): Amid escalation in Indian troops’ bombardment across the Line of Control (LoC) in Occupied Kashmir, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the worsening situation in the disputed region, and urged India and Pakistan to work towards sustainable peace. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned

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Iraq truck bomb kills 80, mostly Iranian pilgrims

HILLA (AFP) – A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 80 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in

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